Some Fishy Things I Saw Happened at the Straw PollSubmitted by MotoXDog on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:36
1st: When we went in to get our ballots, two of the voting attendents were saying that they just stopped using the electronic machines. This was right around 12:00 when we voted. Were they using the Diebold machines first? Anybody here that voted in the morning? Why would they just stop using them at 12:00?
2nd: I voted at the same time as 5 other family members and we all filled out the ballot. When I brought the ballot to the scanner machine I placed it in face up. The machine spit it out and then the woman standing next to the machine said to try putting it in face down. I wondered why she just didn't tell me that before I put it in. I stood there a couple minutes waiting for the rest of my family to put theirs in the machine. It appeared that everyone I saw was putting it in face up and the machine was spitting it back out. I was wondering why the F*ck the woman standing right at the machine didn't just tell them to put it in Face down before they put it in. This had to be taking 3 times longer just because she wasn't telling people anything until after they put the ballot in Face Up. I asked two of my friends who voted about an hour later and theysaid they put theirs in face up also and theirs did not get spit out. What the hell is going on here? Anyone else notice this?
3rd: According to someone who called in to a radio talk show, Bachmann said during her speech that she was going to run over and vote herself right after the speech. Can someone confirm this? How is that possible since she is not an Iowa resident.